In Tibet, Panchen Lama earns highest degree

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The 11th Panchen Lama, Bainqen Erdini Qoigyijabu, attends a debate at the Tashilhunpo Monastery in the city of Shigatse, the Tibet autonomous region on Tuesday to attain the highest degree in sutra teachings of the Tibetan Buddhism, equivalent to a doctoral degree in modern education. [Photo by Chogo/For China Daily]

In Tibet, Panchen Lama earns highest degree

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Monks attend a religious event at the Tashilhunpo Monastery in the city of Shigatse, the Tibet autonomous region Tuesday, where the 11th Panchen Lama, Bainqen Erdini Qoigyijabu, attends a debate to attain the highest degree in sutra teachings of the Tibetan Buddhism, equivalent to a doctoral degree in modern education. [Photo by Chogo/For China Daily]

In Tibet, Panchen Lama earns highest degree

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Monks attend a religious event at the Tashilhunpo Monastery in the city of Shigatse, the Tibet autonomous region Tuesday, where the 11th Panchen Lama, Bainqen Erdini Qoigyijabu, attends a debate to attain the highest degree in sutra teachings of the Tibetan Buddhism, equivalent to a doctoral degree in modern education. [Photo by Chogo/For China Daily]